Yaxley v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Saturday September 20th

Leading Drove, Yaxley PE7 3NA

Kick-Off 3pm

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division

Saturday 20th September 2014

Yaxley FC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds


AFC Rushden & Diamonds return to league action on Saturday when they travel to face Yaxley at Leading Drove, in the ChromaSport and Trophies UCL Premier Division.

This will be the Diamonds third trip to Leading Drove, having recorded victories there in the FA Vase in 2012-13, and a 2-1 win in the UCL Premier last season. A late Alfie Taylor goal sealed victory in a tight game last campaign – report here.

The village of Yaxley is just south of Peterborough– click here for a map and directions from the Dog & Duck to the ground (PE7 3NA).

Pricing for this game is expected to be the same as last season – £6 adults, £3 concessions. There is a club bar on site, as well as on-site parking with overflow parking nearby – please follow stewards’ directions for parking. There will also usually a burger van on-site.

Jack Ashton will be serving the final game of his three game ban.

Our Opponents

Yaxley Football Club was formed in 1900 as Yaxley Rovers, and after playing mostly in the Peterborough district leagues they stepped up to the Eastern League in 1988, and after a move to the West Anglian League they won promotion to the United Counties League in 1995, quickly winning promotion to the Premier Division where they have since remained.

The Cuckoos play in blue shirts and shorts, and are managed by Brett Whaley. Further details about the club can be found on their website here. Their Twitter feed is here. Ex-R&DFC striker Andy Furnell plays for the Cuckoos.

Yaxley have started the season well, although they have had a couple of recent setbacks, including defeat at Newport Pagnell, with a 100% record in the league at Leading Drove plus a victory over Swaffham Town in the FA Vase, but they did lose to Godmanchester Rovers on home turf in the FA Cup.

Last season they finished 6th in the UCL Premier.

Direction to Leading Drove

For a map showing directions for the trip of around 31 miles to Leading Drove see here. Note that some maps show a different section of Leading Drove, and the postcode will not lead directly to the ground – once in Yaxley the local directions from the UCL handbook are as follows:-

Leave A1 at Norman Cross and travel towards Peterborough. Turn off A15 at traffic lights. Bear immediately right and go past cemetery. At bottom of hill turn right into main street, then left in to Holme Road. After short distance go over small bridge and turn left between house and bungalow onto Leading Drove. Ground is on left hand side.

Those preferring to use public transport can take the Stagecoach X4 to Peterborough, and then the Stagecoach bus 7 to Yaxley – either the Askew’s Lane or Church Street stops are a short walk from the ground. For more details see the Traveline Website.

Other Info

A summary set of profiles for the Diamonds Players and Management is here. Individual player profiles are here, with player and match stats available here.

Player and Match Sponsorship options are detailed in the Commercial Section of this website as detailed here.

The fixture list is here, and latest fixture news is here, and specific match status information here, along with the next planned fixture for the various AFC Rushden & Diamonds teams. Don’t forget you can get a regular Diamonds news bulletin delivered to your inbox, including details of all the forthcoming fixtures by signing up to the Club Newsletter – you will see a sign-up box on the right-hand side of the site homepage – just under the Hevey Logo.

For details of the history of AFC Rushden & Diamonds see here.

There are details on how to become a member of AFC R&D here, as well as news on Season Tickets, Multiple Game Tickets and related prices here.

The club depends upon volunteer support from its fanbase. If you would like to join the group who help either on matchdays or behind the scenes see here.

A full directory of UCL clubs, including links to websites, ground details (with a map pinpointing all the UCL grounds), along with club links including Twitter details plus some general UCL links ishere.

People accessing the website via Tablet or Mobile who want to access some of the nested menus on the website may find the “Quick Links” tab useful – found just above the “Hevey” logo on the homepage.